Guest Columns
  • The right ingredients

    May 9 2018 by Terry W. Dorsett, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a very good cook. It’s not for lack of trying.   In my efforts to give my wife a break, I often cooked meals when our kids were growing up. I always tried to make them something special, but not always with positive outcomes.

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  • Honoring spiritual mothers

    May 8 2018 by Autumn Wall | with 0 comments

    Mother’s Day is coming fast! And let me just say, my mom is literally the best, just as you could say the same for yours. This coming Mother’s Day is a great day to get to honor those who have loved and cared for us teaching us to obey Jesus and love others.

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  • Prayer driving

    May 7 2018 by Rick Lance, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Prayerwalking is an exercise in obedience to Christ. As an act of intercession on behalf of others, it is an attempt to saturate an area where people live with prayer that they might come to the love of Christ.   I have experienced firsthand the joy of prayerwalking.

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  • Sitting on the runway...

    May 4 2018 by Gayla Parker, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    “Ladies and Gentlemen, we are sorry for the delay, but it seems we cannot start the engines. ”   Those are not the words you want to hear when sitting on a 747 jet in Japan hoping to make it all the way back to the U. S. from a mission trip.

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  • Will our grandchildren have to apologize for this?

    May 3 2018 by Sara Beth Fentress | with 2 comments

    Paige Patterson told a story at a conference nearly two decades ago about counseling a woman to remain in a dangerous household, despite the black eyes she endured, for the sake of her husband. The audio clip of that account recently READ MORE

  • Too much is at stake

    May 2 2018 by Nathan Lorick, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    It’s a great day to be a Southern Baptist! We are the largest Protestant denomination in America on mission to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. We have six of the greatest seminaries in the world. We are experiencing a church planting movement that is nothing less than amazing.

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  • ‘Let me get back to you’

    April 27 2018 by David Jeremiah, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    When comedienne Amy Poehler gave the commencement address at Harvard University’s 2011 graduation, she told the graduates, “Even though, as a class you are smart, you are still allowed to say, ‘I don’t know. ’ Just because you are in high demand, you are still allowed to say, ‘Let me get back to you.

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  • A normal Baptist church

    April 26 2018 by Randy C. Davis, Baptist & Reflector | with 0 comments

    I recently found normal about an hour and 15 minutes south of Nashville. The weather was nearly perfect for an early morning drive with my bride Jeanne as we wound our way along country roads through the beautiful rolling hills of Middle Tennessee.

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  • Missionary heroes

    April 25 2018 by Doug Munton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    We need heroes. The true hero of our story, of course, should always be the Lord Jesus. No earthly hero can do what He did or give what He gave. But there is something to be said for the example of a fellow Christian who has followed the Lord in a way we can emulate.

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  • Lessons from Flight 1380

    April 24 2018 by Adam Covington, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The Southwest Airlines plane traveling from New York’s LaGuardia airport to the Dallas Love Field airport has been at the forefront of many Americans’ minds and Facebook feeds. Flight 1308, which experienced an engine failure at 30,000 feet just 30 minutes into the flight path, executed an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

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  • A Bible in his pocket

    April 23 2018 by Keith Shorter, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    I sometimes wonder if God ever smiles and says to an angel, “Watch this!” Many days we follow God out of obedience. Then there are other days when we get a glimpse at what God routinely does behind the scenes. Those are the days that make you shake your head in amazement! READ MORE

  • Experiencing the Holy Spirit

    April 20 2018 by Shane Pruitt, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    For some Christians, the Holy Spirit is something we experience intellectually through songs and hymns but not someone we consciously relate to on a daily basis. We know He exists, and we know that He is a part of the Trinity of God, but because we don’t know what scripture teaches about Him, we tend to ignore Him.

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  • Googling autism & the church

    April 19 2018 by DeAnna Gibson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Sitting in a hallway of our church one typical Sunday morning, holding my child in my lap as he curled into the tightest 5-year old ball he could make, I pleaded with him to return to class and try again. Something about the morning had set him off, and no one was sure why.

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  • Equipping the American church for missions

    April 18 2018 by Emily Verlin, IMB | with 0 comments

    Before I moved back to the U. S. after serving as a missionary for two years in South Asia, many people told me to expect a difficult season as I returned home. They told me I would experience reverse culture shock in a variety of ways.   Reverse culture shock is a common experience for many returned missionaries.

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  • Seminary or cemetery?

    April 17 2018 by Micah Carter, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    As a young ministerial student in college, I’d eagerly accept any opportunity to speak so that I might grow and develop as a preacher of the gospel. A frequent venue for me was a “brotherhood breakfast” in small rural churches.   After speaking at one particular meeting, an older man approached me and engaged in conversation.

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